Synopses & Reviews
Even your favorite dinner can lose its appeal when its in constant rotation, so mix it up! With her largest collection of recipes yet, Food Networks indefatigable cook Rachael Ray guarantees youll be able to put something fresh and exciting on your dinner table every night for a full year... without a single repeat!
Based on the original 30-Minute Meal cooking classes that started it all, these recipes prove that you dont have to reinvent the wheel every night. Rachael offers dozens of recipes that, once mastered, can become entirely new dishes with just a few ingredient swaps. Learn how to make a Southwestern Pasta Bake and youll be able to make a Smoky Chipotle Chili Con Queso Mac the next time. Try your hand at Spring Chicken with Leeks and Peas and youre all set to turn out a rib-sticking Rice and Chicken Stoup that looks and tastes like an entirely different dish.
As a best-selling cookbook author and host of three top-rated Food Network shows, Rachael Ray believes that both cooking and eating should be fun. Drawing from her own favorite dishes as well as those of her family, friends, and celebrities, she covers the flavor spectrum from Asian to Italian and dozens of delicious stops in between. Best of all, these flavor-packed dishes will satisfy your every craving and renew your taste for cooking. With so many delicious entrees to choose from youll never have an excuse for being in a cooking rut again.
How about a brand-new 30-minute dinner every night for an entire year?
Tired of making the same old same old, week after week after week?
With Rachaels most varied and comprehensive collection of 30-minute recipes ever, youll have everyone at your table saying “Yummo!” all year long.
Its amazing what a half hour can do for your tastebuds … 365 days a year!
"Food Network darling Ray wants home cooks to become more 'instinctual,' and this assortment of quick meals is expansive enough to encourage even novices to wing it. The author hopes readers cook their way through the entire book; to that end, she organizes the recipes not by course or main ingredient (though there are indexes), but by number. The organization takes some getting used to. Helpful but occasionally jarring 'tidbits' pop up everywhere, and many 'recipes' make more than one dish, so cooking just one requires a fair amount of reading. For example, number 16 encompasses 'Oregon-Style Pork Chops with Pinot Noir and Cranberries; Oregon Hash with Wild Mushrooms, Greens, Beets, Hazelnuts, and Blue Cheese; [and] Charred Whole-Grain Bread with Butter and Chives.' Readers making just the hash must read around the instructions for the other two dishes. Still, the recipes are great. They vary in technique and ethnicity, and many give instructions on expanding the dish (after making Spicy Shrimp and Penne with Puttanesca Sauce, for example, 'now try' omitting the olives and capers, swapping linguine for the penne, reducing the number of shrimp, and adding lump crab meat and mussels to make Frutti di Mare and Linguine). As Ray would say, 'Yummo.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Bestselling cookbook phenom and Food Network megastar Ray is back with her most indispensable cookbook yet, filled with enough 30-minute recipes and variation to put something different and irresistible on the table every night for an entire year. 16-page full-color insert.
About the Author
Rachael Ray appears daily on the Food Network as host of 30-Minute Meals, $40 a Day, and Inside Dish. She is the author of nine best-selling cookbooks, most recently 30-Minute Get Real Meals. Rachael lives in the Adirondacks.